Resources & Assistance


If you don’t see the assistance you need listed here, please click the button below and we will work to connect you with the appropriate resources. 

COVID-19 Request Assistance

Business and Employer Assistance

State and Federal Information

Local Information & Resources

The Downtown Lincoln Association is dedicated to helping our Downtown revitalize it's historic downtown. We want to help our downtown businesses in any way that we can. Whether it is providing guidance, funding or marketing assistance, or events, we will do our best to help downtown.

Other Local Resources:


Childcare & Education

Emotional Support

  • Lighthouse Family Resource Center continues to provide services to the community over the phone and via internet. For more information on available services, visit or call 916-645-3300 during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM; closed for lunch 12:00 PM -12:30 PM).
  • The State of California has compiled a list of emotional support resources at, which includes numerous hotlines designed to meet the unique needs of groups such as seniors, youth, veterans, and more.
  • The stress playbooks at can help individuals and families cope with the stress of physical distancing and the COVID-19 situation.

Financial Assistance & Information

  • You may be eligible for up to 90 days of a grace period for your mortgage, waived from fines and fees from your financial institution, or eligible for other financial assistance. Visit the State of California's COVID-19 Get Financial Help page for more information.

Food & Nutrition

Food bank distribution in Lincoln is currently as follows:

  • Placer Food Bank distributes free food the third Thursday of every month at McBean Park, 8 – 10am.
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church Lincoln Food Pantry distributes free food every Monday at McBean Park, 12 – 1:30pm

  • The Salt Mine Lincoln Food Closet distributes free food every Tuesday – Saturday at the Salt Mine, 8am – 12pm.

Many local food banks are open and operating. Please see the following for more information:

Senior’s First operates Meals on Wheels services for seniors in the Lincoln Area. For more information, please visit 

Some residents may be eligible for CalFresh assistance. You may see if you are eligible and apply online at Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center can also assist you with CalFresh applications. 

Housing & Shelter

  • Anyone requiring referral to an emergency shelter may access resources by calling the Homeless Resource Helpline at 1-833-3PLACER (833-375-2237).
  • The Gathering Inn continues to offer shelter, food service, and assistance with medical needs. For more information, visit

Internet & Technology

As schools and work moves online, many providers are offering discounted internet access. 

Volunteers & General Assistance

The following organizations have volunteers willing to assist groups and individuals with a variety of needs. Please contact these organizations directly to see if they can assist you. 

  • Emmaus Church Community has volunteers who are willing to help with grocery delivery, support to single parents, help with home maintenance, and many other needs. Contact information is available here.
  • Lincoln Rotary is offering assistance through volunteering through social distancing. Contact information is available here

Worker & Job Seeking Assistance